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ULI Greenprint Center Report Showcases Sustainability

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance announced this week the addition of Solaria Corporation and Stem, Inc. as its newest innovation partners. Based in Fremont, CA, Solaria Corporation is a solar technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets high-efficiency silicon PV modules and systems for rooftop, utility, building facades, and greenhouses. Stem, Inc., headquartered in Millbrae, CA, is a provider of energy storage solutions. The Greenprint Center Innovation Partner Program connects technology and service providers with building owners, to share building efficiency strategies and best practices—and advances Greenprint’s goal of transforming the environmental performance of buildings across the real estate industry. Both companies will apply their technology and expertise to help Greenprint member properties find new energy and cost-savings opportunities. The Center’s other innovation partners include Abundant Power, Agilis Energy, and Lutron. New Report Released By ULI Greenprint Center Also this week, ULI’s Greenprint Center released its annual “Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6.” Now in its sixth year, this report measures the performance of properties owned or managed by Greenprint members. An overall goal of the Greenprint Center is to reduce building emissions and energy consumption by 50% by 2030. The report was released at an event at which real estate industry and public sector leaders discussed the future of sustainable real estate in New York City and around the world. The report is based on the performance of more than 5,000 office, retail, commercial, hotel and multifamily properties spanning more than 50 countries. “Increasing access to education and implementation for environmentally sound real estate practices is critical to the future success of the real estate industry,” said Charles B. Leitner, chairman, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, CEO, Berkshire Group. “ULI Greenprint’s annual performance report not only tracks the real estate industry’s efforts to reduce all emissions by 50% by 2030, but it raises awareness of ways we can improve the sustainability of our industry.” “With the help of programs and data provided by Greenprint, Hines has successfully built and managed 416 green certified buildings and employs almost 90 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals, contributing to overall reductions in energy… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at:

Infographic: Cooling Tower Water Treatments Save Resources

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An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Announces Awards of Excellence Winners

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced the eight winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

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Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Big Office Buildings Tops In Adopting Green Practices

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There is a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to the newest Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University.